I registered early to race the HH100 (it's 100k = 62 or so miles) for a couple of reasons: It was my first endurance type race last year (I'm a little sentimental) and you can save a few bucks registering in advance.
Not really thinking ahead of the "Tinker effect" - it was obvious that I'd be severely outclassed when some familiar names started showing up a few days before the event. You know - Jancaitis, Gagnon, Wilichoski, Hines, Lariviere, Spinelli, Foley, Seamus, Freye.. Really - it's just easier to link to the results. You see most everyone there? They're freaking animals.
The dirt road section at the start.
The first real bottleneck area - single file bridge
Heading down the rail trail
Elite men podium - Go Justin! With Manuel Prado (insanely gifted) and Tinker (what more can you say about Tinker? He's done it all)
Single speed podium - coupla Bikeman blokes (Paul Simoes / Chris Cyr)